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Interview With Adam Oslen - Exaile Player Developer

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helpforlinux.blogspot: Few weeks ago I reviewed Exaile and have been so impressed with it that it has replaced Amarok as the default music player on my Ubuntu. So I hunted around a bit to talk to its lead developer - Adam Olsen about Exaile. He promised me that there are some great things to come in future versions. Read on to find out more:

The Philosophy and Features of Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: Last week, I had the pleasure of getting some unique insight into the Ubuntu 8.10 release ("Intrepid Ibex") from Canonical's marketing manager, Gerry Carr. The finalized server and desktop editions of the 8.10 release will be available for download October 30th, and host a variety of new tools and features.

A chat with John Lilly, Mozilla CEO

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: John was the Mozilla Corporation Chief Operating Officer for the last few years, and in January this year, he took the high responsibility of succeeding Mitchell Baker as the head of the maker of Firefox.

Ubuntu explains OpenOffice.org 3.0 decision

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OOo
Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: The Ubuntu team has decided that instead of OpenOffice.org 3.0, released last week, the default version of the office suite in the Ubuntu 8.10 release will be OpenOffice.org 2.4.1. It’s not a decision that many Ubuntu fans are happy with.

Q&A: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

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zdnet.com.au: In this candid interview with ZDNet.com.au, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst discusses why he thinks rival VMWare will fail, how the financial crisis will be good for open source, and why cloud computing will be the future.

After 2.0 release, Miguel de Icaza reflects on Mono's past and future

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linux.com: Few free and open source software projects have attracted such a range of reactions as Mono. On one hand, as an implementation of Microsoft's .Net that's sponsored by Novell, it has been vilified both for the company it keeps and as a possible source of patent claims, should Microsoft choose to get nasty.

some interviews

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  • The spread of Open Source (Santhosh D'Souza, Sun Microsystems India)

  • Interview: Gentoo's Berkholz and Gaffney Look Ahead
  • The man who wears the Red Hat (Jim Whitehurst)

Mozilla CEO John Lilly: World Domination Is Overrated

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Moz/FF

linuxinsider.com: Mozilla rose from the ashes of Netscape with only one goal: Provide an alternative to Microsoft, which dominated the Web browser market and still does. In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, CEO John Lilly discusses Mozilla's corporate philosophy and whether Google's Chrome is a threat.

OpenOffice.org in the City of Katowice, Poland

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OOo

polishlinux.org: We have begun this series of articles focusing on Free Software deployments in Polish government departments with the article OpenOffice.org in Łeba. Today we are introducing yet another example of a well-done implementation of OpenOffice.org, in Town Council of Katowice.

Interview with Linux guru Vincent Danen

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blogs.techrepublic.com: In this Inside TechRepublic podcast, Sonja Thompson talks to Vincent Danen, one of TechRepublic’s Linux gurus and long-time newsletter tip contributors.

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